Microbiota decussata (UBC Clone)
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||my-kro-by-OH-ta de-kews-SA-ta|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 18 in. tall, spreading 6 ft. more wide or more.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This graceful, hardy conifer offers color changes throughout the season. Ideal for banks and slopes as a groundcover. Use where there is rocky or thin soils. Most attractive when planted beside landscape boulders or clustered under shade trees to cover bare ground and crowd out weeds. Great in Asian-inspired gardens where it can be shaped or pruned many ways. Or plant in front of mixed conifer beds and rock gardens for its lovely green coloring.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Forsythia (Forsythia); Spirea (Spiraea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Barberry (Berberis); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Euonymus (Euonymus)|
Prefers moist, well-drained soils in a partially shaded site. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-7